Bro. Jones earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from West Virginia State College and a Master of Arts in Communications from West Virginia University. He retired from the U.S. Army in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel after nearly 27 years of service. He is currently employed as an Senior Auditor for the Inspector General of the Department of Justice and maintains credentials as a Certified Fraud Examiner. Bro. Jones was initiated into the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in 1989 through the Xi Alpha chapter in Charleston, West Virginia.
Bro. Jones worked tirelessly to uplift the community through his volunteerism with the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Center. As the President of the Board of Directors, he led a team of counselors, habilitation specialists and psychiatrists to dispense mental health to children and other youth in underserved areas of West Virginia. The impact of his work allowed over two hundred teens to receive mental health care and for the sustainment of employment for a dozen employees.
Bro. Jones has served Omega for more than 26 years in many leadership roles to include Basileus, Keeper of Finance, and a multitude of committee chairman assignments on the local level. Under his leadership as Basileus of the Zeta Omega Chapter in Cleveland, Ohio, he was able to provide food for over five-hundred families for a week during the holiday season. Prior to his departure from Cleveland, noting that more humanitarian relief was needed, Bro. Jones developed a plan for the divine nine to partner, target and feed a zip code for a year.
Over the years, Bro. Jones has been that bridge builder, role model and guide for knowledge, serving as an advisor to three different undergraduate locations at West Virginia University, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and Kent State University. Through his efforts, the two Universities were re-colonized and remain active to this day.
Bro. Jones also serves as a Director of the George M. Hampton Foundation. In his roles as a Director, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and Chairman of the Audit ? Committee, he shares expert insights on methods to significantly improve foundation operations, fund raising and outreach to the community.
On the District level, Bro. Jones served two terms as the Fourth District Keeper of Finance. As District Keeper of Finance, he was instrumental in developing and implementing training for chapter Keeper of Finances and automating their financial records.
Bro. Jones also served as the Fourth District Chief of Staff to District Representative Brother William M. Comeaux. As Chief of Staff, he was responsible for fielding a multitude of complex issues affecting the district involving the code of conduct, synchronization of the staff and other tasks to extend the reach of the District Representative.
Bro. Jones also served as the Northern West Virginia Area Representative and Assistant Northeastern Ohio Area Representative where he oversaw the membership selection process, reactivation of chapters, and reiterated Omega’s mandated programs.
On the International level, Bro. Jones served as the International Civic and Community Affairs Chairman. Under his leadership, he worked to synchronize and reduce duplication of effort for the international subcommittees under his care: (Achievement Week, Talent Hunt, Social Action, Educational Development, Next Generation Leaders and Katrina Relief.) Most noteworthy, during and after the devastation of Katrina, the committee worked tirelessly to locate and encourage medical professionals to volunteer in the areas of dental, physical and mental health for the Gulf Coast region.
In order to ensure the perpetuation of local, district and international Talent Hunt competitions, Bro. Jones recently teamed with other members of our Fraternity to create the International Talent Hunt Foundation (ITHF). He currently serves the Foundation as a Director and Vice-Chairman. The mission of the ITHF is to create funding streams to enrich and enhance the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Talent Hunt Program and advance opportunities for students pursuing careers in the fine arts.
Bro. Jones currently serves as the International Budget Chairman under the leadership of the 40th Grand Basileus. To date, budgets enacted by the Supreme Council for the International Undergraduate Summit and the International Leadership Conference have yielded profits for the fraternity thanks to the controls recommended by and implemented by Bro. Jones.